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12 11, 2020

Charles Dickens On Stage

By |2020-11-28T10:58:50-08:00November 12th, 2020|History|Comments Off on Charles Dickens On Stage

“Dickens enters the theatre of the world through the stage door…” George Santayana As a young man, Charles Dickens hoped to become an actor and actually got as far as scheduling an audition with one of London’s premier theatre managers. Unfortunately, on the day of the audition he came down with a bad cold and was unable to attend. Happily for English literature, if perhaps unhappily for the English stage (the evidence suggests that [...]

28 10, 2020

ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

By |2020-10-28T19:19:46-07:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on ACT Receives Gift from the Friday Foundation

When you give to the arts, you make communities thrive. We’d like to celebrate an inspiring legacy of generosity and philanthropy. ACT is proud to be a recipient of a generous gift from the Friday Foundation honoring the legacies of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis. They were longtime investors in ACT, a theatre that embodied their commitment to contemporary art and civic engagement. ACT was part of the Lang's extended arts family [...]

28 10, 2020

Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

By |2020-12-07T12:22:59-08:00October 28th, 2020|News and Updates|Comments Off on Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Carol Returns for the 45th Year

The magic of Charles Dickens’ classic tale will come to life this year in an all-new radio-style audio play! Imagine Scrooge, Marley and all of the characters you’ve come to love so well… all in the comfort of your home. Click here to view this year's animated trailer starring the voice of Scrooge, Jeff Steitzer. “This year is our 45th anniversary of ACT's much beloved version of A Christmas Carol and like everything else [...]

27 10, 2020

An Interview with ACTLocal Playwright Amontaine Aurore

By |2020-10-28T10:26:26-07:00October 27th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on An Interview with ACTLocal Playwright Amontaine Aurore

VICTOR - I was scared. JAMAHL - Yet it is my neck primed for the lynching. VICTOR - I feel threatened. JAMAHL- Yet it is my blood imbedded into the concrete. VICTOR - I fear you can destroy me. JAMAHL - Yet it is my body mutilated in a casket. Read the Scene Playwright Amontaine Aurore's new work, The Ever Expanding Moment, tells the story of Victor Lane, a [...]

13 10, 2020

It Can’t Happen Here

By |2020-10-22T12:46:18-07:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Can’t Happen Here

Did you miss the live broadcast on October 13? Don't worry - you can still listen to this audio production through November 8. Click here to hear It Can't Happen Here presented by Berkeley Rep. In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here and created a play inspired by his novel. The play is about a demagogue who gets elected as the president of the United States by promising to return the country [...]

24 09, 2020

ACTLocal Playwright Series with Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer

By |2020-09-24T16:31:46-07:00September 24th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Playwright Series with Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer

In this episode of the ACTLocal Playwright Series, Katie Forgette, R. Hamilton Wright and Jeff Steitzer take you down memory lane in a delightful conversation that focuses on Katie and Bob's work as performers and as playwrights in Seattle. Jeff keeps the conversation going and we learn more about Katie's new play, Welcome to Vital Vista Village which was in workshop at ACT as part of ACTLocal, a series of live conversations and fully-produced [...]

8 09, 2020

ACTLocal Playwright Series: Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter

By |2020-09-08T19:57:44-07:00September 8th, 2020|ACTLocal|Comments Off on ACTLocal Playwright Series: Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter

Keiko Green (Wad) and Kirsten Potter (Rubicon) aren’t just founding members of ACT’s Core Company of resident actors. They’re talented playwrights, too. Meet these talented writer/performers in this lively one-on-one conversation about their work and careers. This ACTLocal Playwright Series episode debuted August 20, 2020 as part of our ACT@Home programming, brought to you by ACT in partnership with Trial and Error Productions

18 08, 2020

An Interview with Kirsten Potter

By |2020-08-20T10:23:37-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Kirsten Potter

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Kirsten is a founding member of the Core Company and has appeared in a number of ACT productions including Big Love, [...]

18 08, 2020

An Interview with Keiko Green

By |2020-08-20T10:22:45-07:00August 18th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on An Interview with Keiko Green

ACT and Trial and Error Productions have partnered on ACTLocal, a series of workshops and play readings spotlighting eight local playwrights and the development of new, contemporary work. ACT launches ACT@Home on Thursday, August 20 with the ACTLocal Playwright Series, conversations with these playwrights. First up: Core Company members Keiko Green and Kirsten Potter. Keiko Green is no stranger to ACT's stage. She appeared in Stupid F%@$ing Bird and Dangerous Liasons in 2016. Later [...]

6 08, 2020

Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

By |2020-08-06T16:48:11-07:00August 6th, 2020|ACTFocus|Comments Off on Q&A with Goldie and Don Silverman

We asked ACT Board of Trustees member Goldie Silverman and her husband Don to share their ACT Theatre story. We hope you enjoy it! I started out 1965 feeling sorry for myself. While I was reading national magazines that were making lots of noise about exciting contemporary plays opening in New York that were breaking the rules of traditional play-writing, like Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In the Closet and I’m feeling [...]